This page provides access to ESEA Flexibility Requests submitted by states, and other related documents.
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Duncan on House ESEA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 5
"America's families, students and teachers deserve an education law that advances progress for all students—especially our most vulnerable children. The bill that the House passed today is not that law.
26 More States and D.C. Seek Flexibility from NCLB to Drive Education Reforms in Second Round of Requests
Twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia have formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind. This adds to the 11 states that the Obama Administration announced earlier this month had developed and agreed to implement bold education reforms in exchange for relief from burdensome federal mandates.
Technical Assistance Documents
- Accountability Addendum to ESEA Flexibility Request [MS Word, 1.8M] and Sample Addendum [PDF, 643K]
Obama Administration Sets High Bar for Flexibility from No Child Left Behind in Order to Advance Equity and Support Reform
Washington In an effort to support local and state education reform across America, the White House today outlined how states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Actor No Child Left Behind (NCLB)in exchange for serious state-led efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all student
With the new school year fast approaching and still no bill to reform the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, the Obama administration will provide a process for states to seek relief from key provisions of the law, provided that they are willing to embrace education reform.
Statement by Secretary Arne Duncan on the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Passage of H.R. 2445
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released this statement regarding the House Education and Workforce Committee's Passage of H.R. 2445:
Obama Administration Plans NCLB 'Flexibility' Package Tied to Reform If Congress Does Not Act Soon on Reauthorization
The Obama Administration plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB) if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill prior to the August recess, in order to help support reform efforts underway at the state and local level.